Jake Gonzalez loves the Illawarra Mercury iPhone app because he can get up-to-date news on the go.
Sylvia Madden loves the app because she can view galleries and the latest videos.
Both Mr Gonzalez and Ms Madden know the Mercury iPhone app is not only informative, it can also be lucrative.
They were among the lucky winners of last week’s Get ’Appy competition, in which five readers took home $1000 after downloading the new Mercury app.
And now every reader who downloads the app and completes the ‘‘assignment’’ in the Report section will receive a coupon allowing you to purchase two $8 Greater Union tickets (see details below).
Mr Gonzalez, from Port Kembla, said the iPhone app was great for monitoring local news.
‘‘I can get information and up-to-date news on the go,’’ the 18-year-old said.
‘‘I use it throughout the day to check local news and sport.’’
Mrs Madden has the Mercury delivered to her Mount St Thomas home, but said the app provided her with ‘‘extra news’’.
‘‘I check it throughout the day, mainly for breaking news,’’ she said. ‘‘I also like to flick through the galleries and watch the videos.’’
The Fairfax Media award-winning app has dedicated news and sport sections, as well as blogs, photo galleries and videos.
It also has a great feature that not only lets you read the news but also help create the news. Using the app’s report function, you can easily send us news tips and photos.
How to claim your Greater Union movie coupon
Download the Illawarra Mercury iPhone app before 5pm Sunday, March 17 and follow the steps below to receive a coupon to allow you to purchase $8 Greater Union Cinema tickets*.
1) Download the FREE Illawarra Mercury iPhone app by searching ‘Illawarra Mercury’ in the App Store
2) Tap ‘Report’ in the top right corner of the app
3) Tap ‘Assignments’, followed by ‘Get ‘Appy’ with Movie Tickets’
4) Tap ‘Add Story’ and write ‘TICKETS’ in the space provided
5) Tap ‘Save’, tap ‘Continue’
6) Complete your details, tap ‘Save’ and ‘Submit’
*Conditions Apply: Entries close 5pm (AEST) 17.03.13. Valid only at Greater Union Shellharbour and Greater Union Wollongong. Valid for purchase of 2 tickets at $8 per person on presentation of valid coupon. Coupon must be surrendered upon redemption. 3D Surcharges apply. Not valid special events, Public holidays, with any other offer or for online purchases. Non transferable or redeemable for cash. Coupon valid from 11.3.13 to 11.4.13. Full terms and conditions here. ^Download free for a limited time only.